Renegades post win at Roxbury
Three RBI from Nate Campbell helped the Berkley Hills Renegades topple the Rail Birds, 5-2, on Wednesday in an interleague game at Roxbury Park.
Campbell was 2-for-3 and teammate Jay Shirley drove in two runs.
The Rail Birds’ Kyle Schoen was 2-for-2 while reaching base four times.
Ivory’s home run helps lift Patton
PATTON – Jarid Ivory swatted a solo home run the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday to help Patton outlast Ebensburg, 5-4, in an American Legion game suspended on Tuesday.
The Redmen completed the sweep by edging out Ebensburg in Game 2, clinching the North Division title along the way.
Game 1 saw both teams post runs in the eighth before Ivory’s heroics in the ninth. Adam Polites and Evan Waldron each had two hits in the win. Ebensburg’s Troy Templeton and Scott Lucas each had two hits. Lucas chased in a pair of runs as well.
Patton’s Dom Milanesi had two RBI in the Game 2 triumph. Ebensburg countered with two hits and two RBI from John Grimes along with Tom Howell’s home run in the third.
Portage rolls past Richland
PORTAGE – Michael Bryja was 3-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored as Portage rolled past Richland, 15-0, in four innings of American Legion action.
Brandon Madigan had two hits and scored three runs while Brandon Vocco finished with two hits, two RBI and two runs scored.
Brandon Fesko had the lone hit for Richland.
Richland's Pecora is one of two local wrestlers in state finals
It has never been easy for Nico Pecora to just be himself on the wrestling mat.
He’s always been the son of legendary Pitt-Johnstown coach Pat Pecora. And the younger brother of standout Marco Pecora.
Bengals make low offer to Hawkins
Johnstown’s Andrew Hawkins grew up with the Cincinnati Bengals while following his older brother Artrell Hawkins Jr.’s NFL career.
The younger Hawkins could see himself wearing a Bengals uniform and playing wide receiver in Cincinnati for years to come. But the Bishop McCort High School graduate knows the business side of the NFL sometimes gets in the way of the storybook ending.
Second place little consolation to contenders
Perspective can be a tricky thing in athletics.
Just ask Richland’s Nico Pecora and Bedford’s Jon Gabriel.
PIAA wrestling notebook: Murin not pleased with fifth place
Max Murin won the first 36 matches of his varsity career.
But the Central Cambria freshman was disappointed after he dropped two consecutive bouts on Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin girls avenge earlier loss to Portage
Berlin Brothersvalley was highly motivated to play Portage on Saturday in their PIAA Class A girls’ first-round basketball matchup at Central Cambria High School.
The Mountaineers, who lost at Portage earlier in the season, held the Mustangs to a single basket in the first half on 1 of 21 shooting Saturday and went on to a 59-42 victory.
Shade girls nip Bishop Carroll
Alexis Meck isn’t the first name that comes to mind when the Shade girls’ basketball team is the topic.
On Saturday, her name was the last in the scorebook as the Panthers edged Bishop Carroll 56-54 in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center.
Conemaugh Township eliminated
After weathering Summit Academy’s first-half dominance and using the third quarter as a springboard to their first lead of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA boys first-round game, it appeared that District 5 champion Conemaugh Township had solved the Knights.
At the very least, the Indians had frustrated them.
Quaker Valley trips Richland in OT
There were just two shots taken in the overtime on Saturday in the first-round PIAA Class AA boys’ basketball game between Quaker Valley and Richland.
The Quakers had both shots including the game-winner by Winter Fondi with time winding down in a 42-40 victory over the Rams in a nailbiter.
Tomahawks drop key decision
Just two weeks ago, the Johnstown Tomahawks had earned points in five straight games, with four victories during that span.
Not so long ago, Johnstown had moved into a tie for second place in the NAHL North Division.
Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
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